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GENTRAL MISSOURI WARMING. MINING, URAL KSTATE. RAILROAD AND (ilONIORAL NICWS.
Versailles, Mo.. Thursday Morning'. Aug. 8' 1918.
As we go to press Thursday ivu arc
still unable to get the vole of Morgan
County, but have a guess on the fol
lowing nomination :
.Sheriff Wm. J. Williams.
Assessor II. C. D.iugherly.
Treasurer Orville Mew.
Judge H. I). I). .. Igo.
Judge W. Hi Aug. Schtipp.
Shci iff Jns. 11. Hughes.
Assessor Harry McDonald.
Treasurer I'erry Moore.
Judge H. I). I.. G. Snorgrass.
Judge W. D. R. lJ.-I.ee.
The Republii an vote in Morgan
County, Tuesday, was very light com
pared with last election, in fact it was
veiy light all 'ver the state, thevnleis
really not being interested in the pri
mary election, holding aloft for Nov.,
win n the real fight will utne. Wait
for the battle of Armageddon.
The price cf wheat is coming down
but it seems that Hour has not been
No Republican candidates for Con
gress in the 8th, District! What
have the Postmaster of the district
been doing? Would call ihe atten
tion of Maj. Warner to their derelic
tion. Will it did rain, and is still at it as
w go to piess-
Many of Dr. Woods' Iriends must
have stayed at home Tuesday, and in
doing so tliev imt only defeated the
Dr. but their paity as well.
1 lie Haptist Sunday School intend
ed to liave.a picnic at I'.ig Rock to
d ly, but theie is too much water.
I unny ain't it.
Old Maids' Convention.
M s Annie Sims' farewell enter
tainment, '-TIvOM Maids' Conven
tion." pre iotu to her departure for
St x-kton, C.i!.. given at the Christian
( htirch I'Vii l.i evening, was given to
i rnwded house. ind voted the best
I the season. If laughter i bettet
tl.an nhysic our f.'ll.s should have just
li a go ,d t.me .11 least once a
1 i rh. The Convention" was
hiM In the following -Old Maids:"
I. Ill la llcl'in III. in l.nii'ilt' 1''U,
Mary lleale, Mildml Price,
Mt Helen H.t-iIv. MKm Mniriiilt,
V irguerite Vilnm-i., .Mitle ll.inib.
1 t ill I!.iinliii.
N it"' McCaiin.
s t r l l Silrrlll-lll,
U . .y II.). .'I,
I It' Long,
' i u i 1 lia?n in.
I leneri'ltu J'u olis,
N'M I M IKlll,
l'h' it drl lip-aiions were disturbed
b the tndil.uia! mouse, with the
iiiiitl result. cn..uiis and epo.,ul
ankles. All the lmirs within reach
wrc occiipic.l, and is reported that
one 'Old M iid" gine! th" top of
rgan. anoth i trie I r climb ih -
ilundilicr. whiD sUvi..j of those in
t1 c 'i t k rov fc'l out o die windoiv.
1 i.e last ici was performed hv
Messrs lniin Vr wg, Cas P.eird and
Gtiisie lieu man, w' o had a new
uiadiint' j . j s, . i .iv . ii il , tu.'d to
(lunge old in ads into handsome
and well-in mti'Mcd litde girl, and
noiv, thanks ' I'r f. Make-over and
in isMsiati' t cry u wiriout air,
old maids oiii .v Mis Annie
s aps for Cdiior.u.i. .mil wc wi ib her
the best of g i 'd luck and hope it
will be unn"' 's' lf' for her to ever
hoi 1 such '. ": "i i ;dn bu
when she comes back on a visit, may
HI1' be with her. She will be sadly
missed by all our people, young and
old. for she has done more to make
folks happy and contented than any
other citiens of beautiful Versailles.
The makeover: were :
Dor. i Iliilmaii,
l.ulti Siiiovi r,
Judge Snorgrass treated the follow
KHUN IS HIS nlSM'I'OINMKN'T
The result ii tliat the farmer is some
touehey about his crops. He has brought
them up by hand, pointed out the wav
then trusted to fate.
I l.i -
given 1 uu- iuue emniia no omer
limn a man s uanu appear ill rue west,
111. It.lU C I il 1I..1.I. it. 11...
tions, "I'm fo'ced to remind o' tint ',, ;, la.,iv. ,,, ofI ,
politeness am (less as fitun' in pra'r ( ihe-Soushwcst, ii. there Ims't n l.lamed
as it am in de parlor, and dar ain't 'Imp of rain fallen on his patched mid
no call to holler at de laud like he ' thirsty land Hi- lias heard of Hoods in
lllitiios and read of (oaking rains in
Kansas, nuil lie takes it peiional.
He hones .'ii'.iinM booe tlmt the clouds
wid his hearin. And ag'm what kill get m the job before all the fiuiis
counts in pra'r am not length but I of his labor have been blasted, but hv
Advice On The Subject Of
"Now, llruder ISogus." a trifle sov-
erely said good old Parson Uagster, they should go
addressing a brother who was given ua'' M'1'" lU("
to prolonged and stentorian supplica-
i was a blind boss; de laud's young yit.
I sah, and dar ain't nuth'n' de matter
Idtfpth yo' isn't prayin' dess to 'st.tb
'lisha long rce-cord. And. fiiddermo',
ing ladies to a box party at the Roval illar's 1,0 nsu'tccssity o tellin' all de
Theatre Monday evening: Mesdam'es. nuws lat's Kwine on' '''"''' , ling fodder for suhstcmce unless tain
nicii.ites tur tlie worst. Ilrte.illy tlllnks
tlmt a wtek will do the bushiest, ami
that his eow w ill have to gnaw on null
bins for the .task' and till up on spiml
Knipmeyer. H. N. I.ulniati, j. Ci ! reads le papers. When yo' goes to
Hardy, P.M. Dobyns, of Kansas ,Iu '"UV(1' k'mma tdl V0'' 1 le ,llus l,:,s
City. Misses Jessie Cole, hn.y Martin, l,i-ness 1,i,n1' an1 ain',"t ' ''
Maud lilair, l!l nch Keivel, Mryant I t() visit ! "
Howard, Irene Petty. I.orone l'ettv I
- j ,
and I.tnda Heinnnan.
Another Continental Congress, j Kvery newspaper contains infor-
The national convention meeting for lllc fanncr ,1,at wi" lt:a'1
in Chicago todav reprem, tl ,f0 . hi,n U) ou(l irket. The farmer of
of the people of today. Th h n what ,1"1 i"iKinent, see behind the sim
gies it it's tremendous di.'.i tion. ' sU"-'"1l''11 "f llt;,s ""''"ess oppor
That is what arouses for it the enthus-l lnl,ilit's- ;iv-' tl,L' risil1K '"eration
lastic hotie of the neoole of all sec- "01 sd,""ls an1 Missouri will pro-
Here is a convention, carefully,!
nietnodically organized by the intt
Schools and Newspapers Inctonso
gent co-operation of the plain people
N'orih. Kist. South and West. There
is in .re of gt.imine politii al thought
and ilitic.il aciion embodied in'
tliis (.onvention than in half a dozen
of the ordinary in lchiiic-iuade, band
box conventions that Htticrto have
assembled it perlum tory bidding to
glae over the things ol everyday in
terest. This histnri'- conv.-niion in Chicago
!' presenU a political movement whose
grt.it pup ise and destiny are to trans
late the life of the plain people into
the terms of the government of the peo
ple. The Progressive movement laces
things as they are. Instead of the
doctiine of dispair preach by profes
sional "optimists" who tell the peo
ple that everything is ill right, the
Progressive p.ntv, under the leader
ship of 'I hcodorc Roosevelt, pro
nouiices the gospel of hope that foul
diings aie not light and are not nec
essary. It insists that the people's
political in ichmeiy shall be of real
service to die people and shall do
those things lor right and justice
which the individual is not able to do
The Progressive party convention
in Chicago today is truly represtita
tive uf the 00 millions of people of
the United St it-s of this er.i as the
Continental Congress of 1770 was re
presentative of die .'! millions of
Americans of i k tim-. Kansas City
Attontion, K or P's.
Our Grand Cliuiiellor, Dan V.
Herider. h is designated the first week
inS'p',.ts '-Oificers' Week," and
auks each officer oi the order in Mis
souri to bring in at least one applica
tion for th.it ueek, which would add
a membership ol 2300, and help
boost Pythianisui as it deseives. The
order D among the very best both in
the giand Itsaons it inculcates and
in the good a is doing, a benefit not
only to it's ow.il members, but to the
en'ire community where-ever a lodge.
i established. We would suggest
that a fuw weeks l iter the members
try the same scheme and enjoy a
"members week" and see who gets
he larger number Get busy.
duce the best and most intelligent
farmers of the world. The school
mill lax provides lor good schools in
the rural districts, its stippoit wtlDgiv.i
the child his rightful heritage, and
, incidt ntally will increase kind values.
The mial child properly educated
will be the prosperous man of to
morrow. His life in the open air will
make of him a giant to complete
with the less lortunate of the city.
He will absorb intelligently the
matter in the newspapers and will
profit thereby. Many, because of
lack of schooling, see nothing beyond
the lure narration of dramatic in
cidents. The story of a big storm
often means that the market in the
town adjacent to the affected dts
strict is short on prciluce as a con- j
When the Corn Crop Faces Ruin
Why is it tint alw.ivs fevs days stand
between the corn crop and told annihi
lation' Prom time immemorial it has
taken only that ndditioual surcease of
rain to ruin the corn crop, precipitate a
famine, fatten the iiioilgnges anil knock
human happiness into a cocked hat.
(in out into the country any time dur
ing July or August, ami if the ground has
had lime to dry from the lust ram, you
will fiml some prophet of ill omen who
will tell you wilh teares in his eyes anil
a catch in his throat that the corn crop
iilre.ulv has been cut :'i per cent and that
it won't be worth gathering if there isn't
a good rain within ten days.
If you'll wait long enough you'll hear
also that the prospects me even worse
than thev were last year.
DOC. IIAVS AUK TKVINO.
l'orthe fanner, who listens to the bird
birds and communes with Nature and
drinks in all the o.one out of doors, is a
natural horn pessimist while the corn is
in the milking. He is bounteous in hi
gifts at Christmas, thanks the I.oril with
a full heart at Thanksgiving and (lis
peuses his hospitality with a lavish hand
and. plunges into the business of plant
ing at the springtime, but he gets his op
iiuisiu ou wrong side to during dog days.
Hut don't you bliune the farmer. He
is on the anxious seat for three nerve
racking months and you haven't any
business going around punching him up
and making him peevish. For nine long
months lie has planned mid prepared; he
has followed the rantaukerous plow
around the wearisome furrows, planted
with f.ikh and replanted and then gone
out and fought the crows and the weeds,
the chinch bugs the grasshopper, the
heaves in his horses, the orneriness of
his hired man and the advice of smart
Alecs who came and sat on the fence to
point out his errors.
falls in seven, but he allows the weather
three days of grace and postpone the
ilestiiicliou until a week from nett Tues
day. Hut he does il giimly and liken
And then a little cloud will blow up
in the night, the sun will tin blotted out
by a leaden sky, the rvu will come
down gently for a day ' -just right
and the fanner will ! i ' over nis
fields and grin and si i,. his thigh, and
optimism will ciown his brow and the
coin wdl come out and in ike fifty
bushels to the acre on Hie upland, and
.sixty five in the bottom. Mayville Tri
bune. PIANO TUNING
C. !'.. Hall, eNpert tuner and re
pairer, from St. Louis, will be in
Versailles for one week commencing
Monday, August 12th. Leave orders
at I'M Nelson's furniture store.
Mr. Seth llailey return d mn
Friday .from a visit toli- ill home
in Kansas, where, a' uistieating for
several weeks. I .mils his health
somewhat in ..ed. If hi: would
just slay in K osas long enough to
get his gi.ard filled with the ever
blowing sand of that breezy section
he would be all right, but he is con
trary, and refuses to stay away from
this blooming garden of I'.den called
Morgan County, firmly believing that
in the Hailey apple orchard there are
many of tin. trees of knowledge, with
fruits that will aid digestion and help
make the good rn blood that enables
men to do things.
A nice shower ol rain Friday night,
accompanied by a cool spell that is
American Itdy Corsets
$1.00, $1.50dl $2.00
American Lady Slippers, black,
brown and white,
$2.50, 3.00. $3.50
Gypsy and Hear lirand Hose (or
ladies misses and children, black,
brown and white,
tOc, X5c, 25c. 5c. 50c $1.00
Ladies, Misses and Children's dress
es, embroidered, pitte, gingham
and ( ahco.
50c to $5.00
25c to $100
50c to $3.50
25c to $1.00
, SOc to $2.50
$1.00 to $1.50
witii us yet, and makes
Mrs. J. C. Settle and son, of St,
Louis, arc visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Klwyn Price.
Dr. and Mrs. Den.ler, of Keany
Neb., and Miss Ada Swe.y, of Mann-
go, Iowa, who have been visiting II.
A. Young and famiK . retuaued home
The following crowil left I'm-sdav
for Amhold's Mill and Ua Ha 'loiik i
for a weeks outing: Misses Jennie
Voting, lleulah Hubbard, Lucille
Moore, Cora and Mary Hubbard Mr.
and Mrs. ICstill Devinna, Messrs.
Guy Gibbs, Randal Voung and Rev.
The thirty-nine Morgan County
scholars, who have been attending
the summer term Warrcnsburg NormJ
al returned home last week. Those
from Versailles were Misses Grace
Clifton, Kdna Abell, Ann Clifton,
Clara Hamlin, Francis and Olive
Thorpe, Kunice Orr, and Mr. Arnold
Robert Tolcr, who has been visit
ing relatives, in Kansas for several
days, returned this week.
We will have to ask the continual
indulgence of patrons, for the editor
is not yet able to do work of any
Dress skills, black, blue, grey, tan,
cream, black and white stripe
$3.00 to $5.00
Anton oi : coats, $2.oo to $4.50
Silk Underskirts, black, blue and tan.
MI'N'S MUSLIN UNDF.RWF.AR.
Short sleeves and knee length,
shirts 50c, drawers 50c, union
suits yor . 1-
Jno. W. Knoop.
Jtbout Th)- Colored Folks.
Cornelius Tntt came in Sunday, from
Macon Citv, Mo., to visit his sister, Mrs.
lleulah Ihter, of St. I.ouis, for a few
.liss Cornelia let, f Itue -clou
was the guest of Vernilles In., fi""i
Saliiiduy to Monday. (
Miss Nettie Hector' of Citcrville, w.i.-,
one ol the attendants at Rev. Diver's
Mrs. Rosy Smiley ami family, of Stov
er, were basket diipter visitors to Ver
sailles. Mr (ieo. Chisin was 111 I liggiusville
Mrs. Clay Thruston left Monday for
Tipton and Sedalia for a few days visit
to her relatives.
Mrs May Miller, of Himceton, return
ed to her home last Sunday after n few
days visit with relatives here.
Mrs. Heiilah Hyter, Miss Wade Martin
mid little Miss Marjorie, art in Sedalia
The esteemed Globc-Dcmocra
' nd Kansas City Journal had been
in an agony of ecstasy and joy over
the failure of Mr. Perkins to appear
as the "Angel" of the Progressives,
when they called for hi n, and now
they are in an ecstasy of fear, trem
bling and absolute dejei tion because,
at the proper time, he walked up to
the feed trough and announced that
the Progressive Party had funds sul
ficient to conduct it's business, and
ih"'i what flopping 'if asses' ears
has been go:ng 'ii in those offices.
There is much good corn in Mor
gan county, while not as 'heavy as it
would have been if we had more rain,
yet the county will have a very fair
crop and this coiipled with the splen
did crops of wheat, oats, grass and
fruit, we have no reason to
complain. The light rains we have
been having help to hold the corn
and as rains are predicted, farmers
say the outlook is very good. There
Has been more rain north ol Versailles
than right here, and many who have
been complaining will be surprised if
they will go out and look over the
country a few miles northeast of us.
It rained a little Monday, anda
little more Tuesday, and Wednesday
it looked like it might come a shower
that would wet the ground an inch
deep. Did it?